Unlike dentures, All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent set of teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The All-on-4 implants are often used for patients who have bad tooth decay or compromised teeth, as well as treating issues relating to loose dentures and a failed root canal. Dentures, on the other hand, are often removable prosthetics that can sometimes be ill-fitting. Despite the vast improvement in the quality and design of dentures, All-on-4 is now the most robust and reliable option for teeth replacement.
It is important for both the dentist and the patient to work together to find the best solution for the individual factors. So, how are All-on-4 implants different from dentures?
Whilst the design and processes behind dentures have come a long way, All-on-4 is made to look and feel just like your natural teeth. The procedure of replacing all teeth with four dental implants with or without the need for bone grafting means the patient can speak and eat normally, after treatment. As well as this, the stability of the implants means that you won’t experience any discomfort or issue with chewing or biting.
As dentures are permanently rooted into your jawbone, people risk the dentures moving or falling out whilst chewing. If fitted incorrectly, dentures can press down and rub on your gums, a feeling that no one particularly enjoys! With All-on-4, they require less maintenance and therefore, money!
Dentures often need to be realigned or replaced due to no longer fitting or being comfortable, or poor maintenance. Dentures require daily cleaning and soaking, which often can be forgotten or avoided. Luckily, with All-on-4 being permanent, you can eat, floss, brush and live as you normally would with natural teeth! All of these little differences add up, we believe, and at Kew Dentistry we are proud of our offerings of All-on-4.
Whether you suffer from a collapsed bite, missing teeth, extensive tooth decay or deterioration, failed bridges or gum disease, All-on-4 may be the solution you’re looking for! Still uncertain about the complexities of All-on-4? Dr. Joe Xanthopoulos is a specialist in the All-on-4 procedure and is proud to provide highly trained, expert advice and procedures relating to your implants. The entire team at Kew Dentistry are excited to help you on your journey. Get in contact with us today to find out more!